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Keep Investments Simple, Diversified - Warren Buffett

The chairman of US investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett - known for his folksy straightforward communication style - has turned to farming to recommend his winning strategy for investors to follow. Read More



House asking prices at record high

A sellers' market for residential property helped to push the average Read More

Do you have "financial adviser anxiety"

Are you anxious about going to a financial adviser? Join the crowd. Th Read More

Former VP flips burgers in retirement

It seems like another life. At the height of his corporate career, Tom Read More

KiwiSaver default review news coming

There's quite a lot hinging on the outcome of the default KiwiSaver re Read More

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Singles need financial safety nets too

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Financial Planning


House asking prices at record high

A sellers' market for residential property helped to push the average asking price for New Zealand homes to an all-time record high in February, according to the latest monthly NZ Property Report.

The report, compiled by real estate industry website realestate.co.nz, said the average national asking price for homes was $483,099, a 9 per cent rise on the same month last year. Read More



Do you have "financial adviser anxiety"

Are you anxious about going to a financial adviser? Join the crowd. Th Read More

Girls need plan to be super women

Parents, you need to raise your girls to be better with money than boy Read More

FMA CEO Announcement

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today announced that CEO Sean Hu Read More

Singles need financial safety nets too

Why do you always write about couples' money, a reader asked. It's a f Read More



Savings


Keep Investments Simple, Diversified - Warren Buffett

The chairman of US investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett - known for his folksy straightforward communication style - has turned to farming to recommend his winning strategy for investors to follow. Read More



Girls need plan to be super women

Parents, you need to raise your girls to be better with money than boy Read More

Low equity home loans to get more expensive

The limited supply of low equity home loans is about to become more ex Read More

Kiwis paying off debt faster and smarter

New Zealanders are getting better at tackling debt and spending within Read More

Kiwis more optimistic, but don't want to spend

Better results in a consumer confidence survey suggest nearly half of Read More



KiwiSaver


Girls need plan to be super women

Parents, you need to raise your girls to be better with money than boys.

I've been musing on the topic because this week the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income will release a report on how well the pensions system is working.

Under debate is whether to make KiwiSaver compulsory and whether the eligibility age for when you get paid the government-provided NZ Super should be raised from 65 years old to 67 or even 70. Read More



KiwiSaver default review news coming

There's quite a lot hinging on the outcome of the default KiwiSaver re Read More

Few opt for KiwiSaver drawdown

ANZ Wealth says half of all savers in the three KiwiSaver schemes it m Read More

KiwiSaver default review news coming

There's quite a lot hinging on the outcome of the default KiwiSaver re Read More



Retirement


Former VP flips burgers in retirement

It seems like another life. At the height of his corporate career, Tom Palome was pulling in a salary in the low six-figures and flying first class on business trips to Europe.

Today, the 77-year-old former vice president of marketing for Oral-B juggles two part-time jobs: one as a US$10-an-hour (NZ$12) food demonstrator at Sam's Club, the other flipping burgers and serving drinks at a golf club grill for slightly more than minimum wage.

While Palome worked hard his entire career, paid off his mortgage and put his kids through college, like most Americans he didn't save enough for retirement. Even many affluent baby boomers who are approaching the end of their careers haven't come close to saving the 10 to 20 times their annual working income that investment experts say they'll need to maintain their standard of living in old age. Read More



Super Fund makes record return

The pot to prop up New Zealandís future pension payments, the New Zeal Read More

$48m in pensions await claimants

Super entitlements from the mid-1970s totalling $48 million remain unc Read More



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